(k*spt"), conj. Unless; if it be not so that.
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And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
Gen. xxxii. 26.
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But yesterday you never opened lip,
Except, indeed, to drink.
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As a conjunction unless has mostly taken the place of except.
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